NFL Sportsbooks Look Over Patriots vs. Lions Contest
Posted by: Charlie Smith
NFL sportsbooks are excited about Week 3 of the league’s preseason action. Pretty soon, the preseason will be in the bag and football betting fans will be wagering on regular season matchups, while making some crucial decisions about their fantasy football teams.
Week 3 of the NFL’s preseason will commence this Thursday, when the Dolphins travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles and the Jaguars host the Carolina Panthers in Jacksonville. We’ve already broken down those pairings, so let’s take a look at Friday’s football betting action.
Friday will pit the reigning Super Bowl champions against the Detroit Lions. The Lions made the playoffs last year off a Wild Card draw but should pose no problem to the reigning AFC East champions. Let’s take a look at what kind of blowout NFL sportsbooks are predicting for Detroit this Friday.
New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions – Friday, August 25th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Ford Field, Detroit
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
NFL Sportsbook Odds:
New England Patriots PK (-110) 44 (-105)
Detroit Lions PK (-110) 44 (-105)
New England Patriots
The Patriots won back to back Super Bowls in 2003-04. Now the franchise has the opportunity to accomplish that legendary task once again, since they’re coming off a historic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons. However, it’s no understatement to say that the Pats are at the top of everybody’s hit list. And if there’s one team that can unite all 31 NFL teams against it, it’s the New England Patriots.
Anyone who has followed the NFL in the last decade and a half knows that the union of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady is not to be trifled with. Belichick is a mastermind who’s genius is unparalleled in the league, and Brady is a perfectionist that brings a work ethic that extends off the practice field and into his personal life. There isn’t a facet of Brady’s life that doesn’t revolve around football.
The Lions finished the 2016 with a 9-7 record that saw Detroit finish second in the NFC North. That record was good enough for a Wild Card draw. However, the Lions’ playoff run was cut short early by the Seahawks, who sent Detroit packing 26-6 in the first round of the postseason. The Lions enter the 2017 season looking to usurp the Green Bay Packers from atop the division.
The Lions certainly made some moves this past offseason, bringing in over 20 players during free agency. On top of Detroit’s’ draft class, it’s safe to say that the Lions will be sporting a myriad of new players this upcoming season. This will be Jim Caldwell’s third season at the helm and Detroit’s coach will be looking to build upon last year’s success.
Football betting sites aren’t giving Caldwell much of a shot against the Pack, but anything is possible.